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Do you want to borrow a book the library doesn't own?
The answer is Inter-Library Loans.
The library is able to borrow materials from other libraries. The wanted item is sent to the Holderness Free Library and you check it out like any other material.  You may search on the state's website:
for titles that interest you.  All requests are made through the library by stopping in, phoning, or sending an email.  We will let you know when the item has arrived. 

New Hampshire Downloadable Books
Browse / Search / Discover your next great read!
Use your library card to access e-books and e-audios. By clicking on the OverDrive download icon, you will be routed to the OverDrive website. Once there, search by title, author, or subject.  Make you selection and continue to check out.  The books are checked out for two weeks.  If an item is not available, it may be put on hold.  Call the Library with any questions! 

Holderness Library Director Position
Holderness Free Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, experienced individual as its next Director. To view the complete job description, click HERE.

Heritage Quest Online Now Available
Search U.S. Census records, cemetery databases, and other unique sources on HQO. This database is ready to use right in the comfort of your home on your own computer! (Of course, you are welcome to use it in the library if you prefer!)
Username: 0JFWCNCWNF

Have fun!

The puzzles are back! The puzzle swap section, behind the non-fiction stacks, are packed with fun puzzles for anyone to borrow!  Choose a puzzle, write your name on the sign-out sheet provided, and enjoy. When you have finished, bring the puzzle back and write the date returned. It's so easy and fun!

Amazing Postcards of Holderness, NH
It's cold and snowy!  Are you stuck inside?  Spend some time finding out more about the history of Holderness!  Selectman Peter Franceso has shared his extensive Squam post card collection with the Holderness Historical Society.  Follow this link:

Library Architectural Drawing

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Does your library information need updating?
Make sure you include the Library when you have a change in you contact information.  If you have a new address, phone number, email address, or even a name change, do let the Library know.  You do not want to miss out when it is your turn for one of the bestsellers!

Become A Library Friend!
How important are Friends groups? They make all the difference in an active vibrant library like ours!  From book and bake sales, to the Santa Sale, from raffles to their generousity, they add that special element to make the library what it is.  New members are always welcomed.  The next meeting is Saturday, January 27th at 12:30 p.m. at the library.
Book Discussion - Wednesday, February 21st at 12:30 pm
A Book Discussion Group offers individuals an opportunity to read and share ideas and opinions of books in a friendly, relaxed environment. It encourages participants to read different types of books that they might otherwise overlook. Everyone then has a chance to enjoy talking about the books that are read.  On Wednesday, Febrary 21st, we will discuss A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage. From beer to Coca-Cola, this book describes how six different drinks helped shape history. Limited copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome!

Not Sure What to Read?
Have you tried this link?  Just type in your favorite author and find others that may be of interest!
Casual Bridge
Casual Bridge is played in the meeting room on Wednesdays from 1 to 4.This is open to everyone!  Come and enjoy an exciting game with friendly people!

Our Mission: "To create a vibrant place where people can connect"

Building Fun for the Family
Great activity for those cold weather days!

Come try your hand at Magformers, Snap Circuits, Brain Flakes,
Gears Gears Gears, LEGOs, and even a Recon Rover!
This program will be offered on two Saturdays in January!
On January 13th & January 27th from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
these great items will be available for all to enjoy!
What exciting fun for family members of all ages!


We want to keep our patrons safe!
Using caution around buidings during the winter is always the safe thing to do. The library is not any different. Slippery walkways and steps are a possiblity as well as falling snow and ice from the roof.
The deck is closed for the season.
We want our patrons to be safe!

National Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Coming Soon!

What is "National Take Your Child to the Library Day?"
It is a special day set aside each year to encourage families to take their
children to their local library.  Launched in 2011 by Connecticut Librarians,
the program is designed to raise community awareness about the
importance  of the library in the life of a child. 

The Holdeness Free Library is celebrating this special day with bookmarks, stickers, and refreshment!  Come join our celebration!

What Have You Been Reading?
The Holderness Free Library is home to some of 2017s best sellers! 
Here are a few of them.  Take a look.  Have you read these?


Keep Library Information at Your Fingertips!

Click on the link to view our new Library Brochure!
Holderness Library Brochure


There will be a new face behind the front desk!
Grace Ainsworth is joining our team!
She has a public library background
and will be a great enhancement to
our library staff and patrons.

January Storytime Themes

"These are a few of my favorite books..."
Jan. 3rd & 5th - That's one smart mouse!
Jan. 10th & Jan. 12th -
Those curious kittens!

Jan. 17th & 19th - Marvelous Monkeys!
Jan. 24th & 26th - Silly Sheep!
Jan. 31st & Feb. 2nd - Playful Puppies!
Join us for puppet fun, fingerplays, stories, crafts, and more!

Winter is Officially Here!
Watch for...
Occasionally the Library needs to close or change its hours of operation as a result of inclement weather.  How will you know when we are closed?  Check the Library's website or the WMUR Closings & Delays List. 

As always, watch carefully on sidewalks, stairs, and parking
lots for ice and snow!

Library Closing Temporarily On Wednesday Evenings
Beginning on November 29th, Holderness Free Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. This will be in effect for the months of December and January. All other days and hours will remain unchanged.
What is Your Library Worth?
Library Use Calculator is Here!
Open this link to add up the items you borrow.
A monetary value will magically appear!